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December 06 2006

James Marsters' UK concert in May 2007.

Prepare to make a date with James Marsters as he heads to London next year for an acoustic concert showing new songs and old favourites from Civilised Man.

He will be appearing in his only major concert date in the UK at the atmospheric Union Chapel in Islington on Friday, 4 May 2007.

Tickets cost 20 and are available from wegottickets.com. All seating is unreserved and there are a limited number of disabled places. The groundfloor has wheelchair accessibility.

The Union Chapel is one of the best kept secrets of the London Music Scene and has a reputation for bringing music lovers the best live concerts. It has been awarded The Time Out Live Venue award and was also nominated as one of the 100 reasons to remain in London. Performers who have appeared in concert at the venue include David Byrne, Goldfrapp, Bjork, Beck and Patti Smith.

The Union Chapel is also a working church and an award-winning venue and homeless project. Situated in the heart of Islington, it promises exceptional acoustics and "creates an ambience and intimacy between audience and performers unlike any other venue in London."

The Highbury & Islington tube station (Victoria Line) is nearby as is the mainline station. Bus routes are 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277 and 279.


As Peter Kay would say - Booked it. Packed it. You know the rest. ;0)

wow, that looks like an amazing venue !!
UK, here I come again! Unlike St. James, this church looks absolutely amazing and a lot more appropriate for a concert! I'm loving the lighting I've seen in some photos on Google.

Honestly, I'm just glad they didn't go with the Carling Academy in Islington, again.
Unfortunatly no matter how good I've been all year, Santa won't be able to put this in my stocking. I'm sooo bummed and sooo jealous of anyone who gets to go. *sigh* I just love him.....
Honestly, I'm just glad they didn't go with the Carling Academy in Islington, again.

Haha, the Carling Academy's are classy joints..
So in reading an article in the latest 'Buffy featuring Angel' or 'Angel featuring Buffy' mag, James says the reason he doesn't do solo gigs in LA is because he feels if he plays in LA, he should have a band. (Of course, he was doing solo gigs in LA before his band...)

I guess we un-cultured Los Angelinos can't appreciate a one-man show...harrumph....
You Los Angelinos had your chance to see James' one man concert in Long Beach this October when he did his Queen Mary event. Even though I can't jet off to London to see this concert,I do appreciate that he makes an effort to get around so as many fans as possible will have a chance to see him in person. He's good like that.
*giggles* Berry said James gets around. ;-)
You Los Angelinos had your chance to see James' one man concert in Long Beach this October when he did his Queen Mary event

Hundreds of dollars just for a concert is not really in my budget(as that would be the only thing of interest to me). And the UK folks get a lot of chances, at reasonable prices! No fair...

He needs to get over his LA issues and start giving with the gigs again!
It was hundreds of dollars for a weekend convention, not just one concert.

Also, he doesn't have LA "issues" he has LA reasons. If you reeeeally want him to play LA why not e-mail Steve Himber about it. If they get enough interest they may change their minds. No harm in asking.
East coast folks would appreciate a bit of love this way, too.
And I am sure there would be much Marsters love if he came to the Great White North. Gotta be a ton of fans in the big cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal (sorry if I left any other big city out, fellow Canucks;D)
He needs to get over his LA issues and start giving with the gigs again!


Seriously! While I enjoyed the performances at the Queen Mary, nothing beats a good old gig in a nice little venue. I really miss those.

Also, he doesn't have LA "issues" he has LA reasons.


Nah, those aren't reasons. L.A. can appreciate a one-man show just as well as London, any day! There's plenty of interest, too. I know I'm not the only one who has asked them about it. But, no. No gigs for L.A. I should just be happy they gave us something with the Queen Mary.
Not that I think James has to worry anymore, but L.A. is not the best place to play in the world as smaller act. There's a high stress/interest ratio, with all the industry people and wannabe industry people and cliques thereof setting the tone in the club scene. I can surely understand him having more interest in playing to just fans somewhere else, given the memories he no doubt has, and only wanting to play in L.A. if he can come in force.
And I am sure there would be much Marsters love if he came to the Great White North. Gotta be a ton of fans in the big cities like Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal (sorry if I left any other big city out, fellow Canucks;D)

He was in Toronto last year.
It was hundreds of dollars for a weekend convention, not just one concert.


I know, but I would have had to pay for the whole convention to just see the concert(which is the only thing that would have interested me.) Now had they kicked loose a few tix just for the gig, that would have been sweet.

If you reeeeally want him to play LA why not e-mail Steve Himber about it. If they get enough interest they may change their minds. No harm in asking.

Did that a long while ago, when I was still in my, "I bet they love to hear from fans with suggestions, and aren't the least bit annoyed by it" phase. I have a feeling that the answer to requests for an LA event was the QM, and that's fine for people who can afford it. But for folks like me who just wanna hear him sing live(I've got his cd, not that impressive, so I wanna make a fair judgement live)...it wasn't really doable. But hey, I won't begrudge the man cashing in while he can-he's in a fickle business. Why make less money on an intimate gig when you can make bigger bucks on an 'event'?

I just have no idea why he's got such an aversion to solo gigs in LA(not tied to an event with a built-in audience, of course). The ocean bad for accoustics or something?? I mean, really...I bet there are as many girls who will fly to LA to see him(or even BE in LA already) who will go to/be in the UK. Maybe even more! And they wouldn't care one bit about a band(or like me, would prefer him without).

But if less singing gigs means he's focusing more on acting, I won't complain. That's my favorite part of him anyway.
This reminds me once again why central Virginia is such a crappy place to live...

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